Norilsk Nickel hides the scale of the environmental disaster in the Arctic27.06.2020
Moscow city Duma Deputy Sergei Mitrokhin was not allowed to take water and soil samples from Norilsk for analysis. Samples were taken by a Greenpeace representative in the Novaya Gazeta journalists presence in lake Pyasino and the Pyasina river, which flows into the Kara sea. According to the company Norilsk Nickel representatives, whose daughter company Heat and Power Station-3 burst tank, polluting the fragile Arctic nature of 21 thousand tons of diesel, the pollution was stopped before lake Pyasino.
According to the airport employees in Norilsk, they received an anonymous call that the flight that Mitrokhin was going to fly on would attempt to transport fuel and lubricants. Thus, the NorNickel company representatives (and according to the airport employees, they are also NorNickel) confirmed that the samples contain a diesel fuel large amount. In principle, analyses are unnecessary. Greenpeace representative took the samples that they tried to withdraw and left the airport. Thus, journalists and a Greenpeace representative were held hostage by NorNickel, which was hiding the extent of Arctic pollution after the accident on May 29 at Heat and Power Station-3.